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The Indispensable Advisor

Richard Davis first got to know Rodge Cohen – considered by most to be the dean of U.S. banking lawyers – in the early 2000s when Davis was a senior executive at U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis. His duties included representing the bank at industry associations, where he often ran into Cohen.  Davis liked and respected Cohen, who was then chairman of the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. When he took over as CEO in December 2006, one of his first decisions was to select Cohen to serve as his senior partner for CEO legal counsel. “I immediately called...